It was a big day for East Texas football recruits, as four seniors made their college decisions.

Marshall receiver committed to Memphis, Marshall offensive lineman Christian Hood pledged to Houston Baptist, Pittsburg athlete Jaylon Jimmerson committed to Incarnate Word, while Longview running back Jessie Anderson chose Abilene Christian.

Marshall OL Christian Hood. (© Clint Buckley,

Washington (5-11, 170) decided on Memphis over other FBS offers from Air Force, Bowling Green, Kansas, Louisiana, Southern Miss, Texas State, Tulane, and Tulsa.

In 2018, Washington caught 45 passes for 868 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also ran for 255 yards and three touchdowns.

Pittsburg QB/CB Jaylon Jimmerson. (© Mark Martin,

Memphis competes in the American Athletic Conference. The Tigers are coached by Mike Norvell, and were 8-5 overall and 5-3 in conference play this season. Memphis will play Wake Forest in the Birmingham Bowl on Dec. 22.

Hood (6-2, 290) decided on Houston Baptist over Southern Miss and a handful of FCS offers.

Longview RB Jessie Anderson. (© Clint Buckley,

Houston Baptist is an FCS program that competes in the Southland Conference. The Huskies are coached by Vic Shealy and were 1-10 this season.

Washington and Hood helped Marshall go 10-3 and reach the Class 5A Division II regional semifinals in 2018.

Jimmerson (5-11, 180) played both quarterback and cornerback for Pittsburg. He committed to Incarnate Word over other FCS offers.

As a senior, Jimmerson passed for 2,594 yards with 23 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also ran for 1,260 yards and 23 TD’s. On defense, Jimmerson made 101 tackles and had eight interceptions.

Incarnate Word is a member of the Southland Conference. The Cardinals are coached by Eric Morris, and were 6-5 overall and 6-2 in league play.

Anderson (6-0, 225) is the second-leading rusher for Longview (15-0), which is playing for the Class 6A Division II state championship Saturday against Beaumont West Brook.

He has rushed for 1,047 yards and 24 touchdowns, and has caught 14 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns.

Abilene Christian also plays in the Southland Conference. The Wildcats are coached by Adam Dorrel and were 6-5 overall and 5-4 in conference play this season.

All verbal commitments are non-binding. The first day recruits can make it official is Wednesday.